Monday, June 24, 2013

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA -1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Psychosocial Treatment of Chronic Pain

The University of Alabama, Dept. of Psychology, Pain Management Team (, Beverly Thorn, Ph.D., ABPP

This postdoctoral position is a one-two year opportunity to participate in psychosocial research regarding the multiple influences of cognitive variables on the course, severity, and treatment of chronic pain, currently supported by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the College of Arts &Sciences, The University of Alabama. Primary duties involve the day-to-day management of an on-going cognitive-behavioral research program for management of chronic pain in rural, low-SES minorities and non-minorities. We are also in the process of designing a pilot testing an MBSR intervention for restless leg syndrome, and the post-doc will be included in that project as well. The fellow will be expected to participate in grant writing and manuscript preparation (including dissemination at national conferences), and to assist with research supervision of graduate and select undergraduate students (vertical team approach). The fellow will work closely with Dr. Beverly Thorn in the execution of these duties and will have additional support from Dr. Joshua Eyer, a research scientist employed in the lab.

Candidates will have completed or be near completion of their Ph.D. from a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, including the completion of a predoctoral internship. Clinical research experience is expected in biopsychosocial interventions for health problems (broadly defined); data management and analysis experience; and publication(s) in refereed journal(s). The position will provide one year of clinical research hours suitable for licensure in most jurisdictions with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Fellows will also be immediately eligible for licensure, as the state of Alabama does not have a postdoctoral requirement for candidacy for licensure. The stipend is $35,000 for one calendar year with the status of temporary full-time employee, affording many of the benefits of faculty status. Fellows are eligible for standard faculty health benefits through BCBS of Alabama.

To apply go to: Also contact Beverly Thorn at

Beverly E. Thorn, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology
Professor and Chair of Psychology The University of Alabama
348 Gordon Palmer Hall
505 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348
Phone: 205-348-5024
Fax: 205-348-8648
Department website:
Thorn lab website:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

RiverRidge Neurorehabilitation Center, Kennebunk, Maine, USA - 1 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

RiverRidge Neurorehabilitation Center, is seeking qualified candidates for 2013-2015 Neuropsychological Fellowship. Fellows will receive a variety of in-depth training experiences in the areas of assessment, treatment, consultation, training and professional presentations. In addition, the fellow will participate in nationally recognized curriculum in order to qualify for certification as a Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

Assessment experiences will include screening and comprehensive evaluations for persons with acquired brain injury (e.g. TBI, CVA, anoxia, neoplasm, seizure disorders) or progressive conditions (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s) through both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

Fellows will participate as members of both an interdisciplinary inpatient program and a transdisciplinary outpatient program. Treatment modalities include brief counseling, family support and education, cognitive remediation and behavioral management.

Neuropsychology provides consultative services at RiverRidge and throughout 10 other Genesis Centers in Maine. Referrals range from cognitive screening examinations to behavioral management and staff training.

Within the Genesis system, Neuropsychology is the recognized expert in the cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury. As such, we are often called upon to provide staff trainings on brain/behavior relationships, the role of the therapeutic relationship in rehabilitation and strategies for assisting distressed family members. We also attend and present at local and regional conferences.

Fellows will work closely with the Director of Brain Injury Services and a team of experienced rehabilitation professionals. The fellow will be immersed in the various roles for which Neuropsychology is utilized including facility leadership, program development, consultation, training, and treating clinician.

RiverRidge is part of Genesis Healthcare and is the only CARF-accredited skilled nursing facility on the East Coast specializing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. RiverRidge holds three CARF accreditations for programs in Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Residential Care for survivors of Acquired Brain Injury. Neuropsychological services support all three programs.

Salary ranges from $35,000 - $40,000 per year based on experience. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendations, college transcripts and samples of two reports to:
Austin L. Errico, Ph.D., CBIT,
3 Brazier Lane, Kennebunk, Maine 04043-6924.

For further information about the program, contact Dr. Errico (207-337-8763; Applications are being accepted at this time with a tentative start date of either July 1, 2013 or September 1, 2013.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Massachusetts Treatment Center medium-security prison, Bridgewater, MA, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology

We have received funding for one additional position for a postdoctoral fellow for the 2013-2014 training year.

The Massachusetts Treatment Center is a medium-security prison located within the Bridgewater Correctional Complex and is a unique facility due to having a population of civilly committed Sexually Dangerous Persons as well as state prison inmates identified as sexual offenders. Each population is located within separate areas of the facility.

The MTC Fellowship is a 1-year, full-time position. Fellows are required to work 40 hours per week and will be provided with at least 2.5 hours of supervision per week by licensed psychologists. By the end of the fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours. Depending on the track selected by the fellow, as well as the fellow’s clinical interests, the fellow will be involved in the direct provision of forensic/correctional psychological services for 25% to 45% of the fellow’s training hours. Fellows will also attend two weekly didactic seminars. The forensic seminar is dedicated to relevant case law and legal statutes.

Postdoctoral fellows can apply for the Treatment track, Assessment track, and a Combined treatment/Assessment track. Please specify in your cover letter, which track(s) you wish to apply. Please note the track(s) in a bold font. The start date for the fellowship is flexible, but the fellow must be available to start by September 6, 2013. The stipend will be approximately $41,000.

We will accept applications on a rolling basis, until July 15th, or until the positions are filled. Please e-mail your applications. Send your application form (located in the brochure), cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Shannon Maney at Also, please forward three references. Please e-mail with any questions.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Private practice, Augusta, Georgia, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship

Position Description: This position is designed to train individuals seeking to work with a variety of psychological and neurological clients. Patients are referred by doctors and neurologists. Opportunity exists to work with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and foster/adopted families. Experiences would include psychological and neuropsychological testing, evidence-based therapies (PCIT, TF-CBT), play therapy, individual/group/family therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder Intensives, qEEG and neurofeedback training, and vision and cognitive rehabilitation therapy. Thorough individual and group supervision is provided. Additional information is posted at 

Practice Description: This office is a private practice offering coordinated and comprehensive neuropsychological and therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults in the Georgia area. Dr. Gangarosa will provide supervision. The practice also currently consists of a part-time post-doctoral fellow, a part-time pre-doctoral intern, and a full time masters’ intern. Weekly didactic training is incorporated as well as other learning opportunities.

Compensation: Compensation will be discussed at the time of interview and will be commensurate with national, competitive postdoctoral fellowships.

Start date: July to September 2013 (exact date to be negotiated).

Application Process:

Materials for Submission: Please submit the materials listed below to Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson by fax (706-447-8701) or email at
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript from Graduate Program
  • Sample report (HIPAA compliant)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from clinicians well-acquainted with your graduate training, clinical work, and professional interests
Formal Interview: Upon review of the above-listed application materials, Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson may invite you to schedule one or more formal interview(s). In the event you receive an interview, you will be contacted by email to discuss scheduling options.

Additional Information: Thank you in advance for your interest in this Postdoctoral Fellowship position! Please contact Dr. Gangarosa via email with any questions.